Average Salary for Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Claremont McKenna College, a institution based in Claremont, Calif. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Claremont McKenna College grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Claremont McKenna College Alumni

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Policy Analyst
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$57,496  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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About This School

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400

1,316

Private School, Liberal Arts

93 %

12 %

56 %

11 %


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Industry

Graduates of Claremont McKenna College are found working in a number of different fields including the environmental consulting industry, the consulting industry, and the financial services industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Graduates of Claremont McKenna College earn $65K on average.

Jobs

Among Claremont McKenna College graduates, the biggest earners are Directors of Operations, who haul in $80K on average.

Locations

San Francisco, Calif. is a hot spot for Claremont McKenna College alum. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a common destination for Claremont McKenna College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $135K. Claremont McKenna College pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Claremont despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (around $57K). Graduates also relocate to Washington, DC and Seattle, Wash.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $86K per year, Claremont McKenna College grads who have a B.A. in Psychology are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) ($57K on average annually).

Skills

Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 72 percent for Claremont McKenna College grads. Claremont McKenna College alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with a little less than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Microsoft Excel, Ruby on Rails, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly less than half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, but only one-third of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Most respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). It is no small feat that a large number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a strong majority of former students accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Claremont McKenna College alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Pomona College grads (who make an average of approximately $67K) earn salaries most similar to Claremont McKenna College alumni. Other schools similar to Claremont McKenna College include Pitzer College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1980 2250
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Claremont McKenna College

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %
Salary
$38,520 - $80,000
Salary
$51,651 - $124,987
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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